The pharmacies suing Maine to keep people from importing Canadian mail-order drugs carefully avoid using the word “profits” in their lawsuit. Big Pharma notes that some of its members have been injured, but no specific claim of damage is made.
The big online companies are calling for urgent reforms to protect us from having data intercepted Over a few weeks’ worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.
A Houston electrician known mostly for his personal crusades against LGBT rights and the city’s lesbian mayor has won a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after pretending in campaign materials to be African American.
38-year-old Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter (D), grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, issued his first public statements on Thursday on his intention to unseat current Gov. Nathan Deal (R) in 2014.
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The Daily Show turned its attention to the Virginia governor’s race on Monday, with correspondent Al Madrigal finding out more than he might have wanted to about the two major candidates. “Holy sh*t, this is a nightmare,” Madrigal said.
A New Mexico man has filed a lawsuit alleging that police forced him to undergo invasive medical procedures against his will after a traffic stop to look for drugs. According to the federal lawsuit, David Eckert was pulled over Jan.
When were corporations awarded religious liberties - did they become citizens when I wasn’t looking?
A federal court on Friday ruled that the health care law’s mandate that employers provide free coverage for contraception infringed on individual religious liberty.***
“The burden on religious exercise does not occur at the point of contraceptive purchase; instead, it occurs when a company’s owners fill the basket of goods and services that constitute a health care plan,” Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote on behalf of the court.**
I am confused. Business owners surrender their individuality when they incorporate. The financial pay off for doing so is huge. The down side is that shareholders do not own the corporation. The common reference to “family owned corporations” is a legal misnomer, even if a family controls all the shares.
Friday's ruling "confirms what the 10th Circuit . . . case said: Individuals do not have to forfeit their faith to make a living, and the government is wrong to force family businesses to subsidize products against their deeply held religious beliefs," said Eric Baxter, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. *
If Mr. Baxter is correct, then the religious liberties of the many (employees) is trumped by the religious liberties of the few (shareholders): the many (actual citizens) DO have to forfeit their faith.
Corporations may have personhood but they are not citizens! IMHO too many courts have followed the lead of the Citizens United decision to morph corporations into citizens, and worse, super citizens of more legal significance than we, the real people. With no intent to insult those who have endured the persecution of slavery, I am beginning to feel like three fifths of a man. And you? (Jeanene)
"And taxes stayed pretty much just that way for the next 15 years, until the early 1960s. Importantly, this was one of the most successful eras in US economic history. The middle class boomed, the economy boomed, and the stock market boomed. And all with the top marginal income tax rate over 90%. This suggests that the Republican mantra about high marginal tax rates killing the economy is, well, a bunch of crap."
Henry Blodget, “THE TRUTH ABOUT TAXES: Here’s How High Today’s Rates Really Are”, Business Insider
Blodget is not the left’s fool, errand boy, or mouthpiece. He spent time on Wall Street and attracted AG Spitzer’s sufficient attention to necessitate a change to his career path that divested him from securities trading forever.
That said, when Blodget collects and presents facts about the economy and, in this case, tax rates, it’s not as if we’re getting the information from Ed Schultz or, for that matter, Glenn Beck.
Politico The politics of an apology Politico President Barack Obama is now acknowledging that his if-you-like-your-plan-you-can-keep-it promise shared something in common with “bad apple” insurance policies: You had to read the fine print.
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A northern Pennsylvania woman has sued her employer, claiming that she was harassed and treated unfairly because she needed to pump breast milk after returning to work following the birth of her child.
When we last checked in on la famiglia Cheney, family patriarch and Undead Thing Dick Cheney was hitting the gasbag shows and flogging his heart surgery book The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Who Shoots You In the Face.